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you're watching beyond 100 days. it's been an extraordinary few days in the trump administration with the president defending his mental state. and the author of a tell all book about the white house going on tv to defend his reporting. donald trump says he's a genius and very stable — but as the book fire and fury flies around the world, his unusual comments raise eyebrows. mr trump reasserts his innocence on the question of collusion with russia — but is the fbi investigation now interested in interviewing him? also on the programme... the not—so—golden globes as stars of stage and screen wear black to show solidarity with victims of the hollywood sexual harassment scandal. the burning oil tanker off the chinese coast — rescuers are trying to reach the ship, but are beaten back by toxic fumes. get in touch with us using the hashtag beyond 100 days. hello — i'm katty kay in washington and christian fraser is in london.
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it is the monday after a particularly tumultuous weekend in the trump administration. the journalist whose book prompted the president to insist he is really smart and a very stable genius has defended his reporting on tv. michael wolff said mr trump may not have realised their conversations were going to be included in the book. mrtrump has received an apology from his former aide steve bannon, now known by the president as "sloppy steve." mr bannon says he regrets his remarks to mr wolff but he doesn't deny their accuracy. i have spent about three hours talking to the president over the course of the campaign, the transition, and in the white house. but the important point i want to make is that this book is not about my impression of the president. i
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came into this with no agenda, i continued to have no political... fairenough, but there continued to have no political... fair enough, but there is a running narrative. as you say, you were a semipermanent fly on the wall in the white house, but it also reads like your main source is steve bannon. is that correct? it would be not correct. meanwhile, there are reports in nbc news that special counsel bob mueller is having discussions about possibly interviewing the president himself for the russia investigation. let's get more on all this from our north america editorjon sopel. let me start with that russia investigation. i guess it would not be surprising that bob mueller might be surprising that bob mueller might be interested in interviewing the president, would it? no, not surprising, though donald trump has a lwa ys surprising, though donald trump has always insisted as far as he understands, he himself is not under investigation. if you are conducting an investigation into what happened in thejob campaign, it an investigation into what happened in the job campaign, it would an investigation into what happened in thejob campaign, it would make sense that at some point it would
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make sense you would speak to the person on the top of the campaign. the interesting question becomes, what form does that interview take? is it what form does that interview take? isita what form does that interview take? is it a sit down face—to—face interview with robert mueller and others of his investigation team from the special counsel ‘s office. is it from the special counsel ‘s office. isita from the special counsel ‘s office. is it a list of questions that are given to the president for his legal tea m given to the president for his legal team to pore over the answers? i imaginea bit team to pore over the answers? i imagine a bit of back and forwards about that. i think donald trump was hoping this investigation would be over by now, it most certainly isn't. i have run out of ways to see the word, unusual, unprecedented, not normal. maybe you have better british linguistic skills than i do, but i would love to get your reaction to the tweets... that's because you're not a really stable genius! or even, like, really smart.
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like, really smart. it was a saturday morning to behold. like you, catty, i could not quite believe the series of tweets that the president put out. whether they are effective or not is to be seen over the long term. two things have happened over the weekend that are potentially quite important. the president's mental health has become a legitimate subject of concern, given the book and the fact the president himself has responded to the book. on friday afternoon, the president flew to camp david. journalists were waiting at the white house for him to get on board marine one, shouting a pile of questions and it was clear strategy, do not address the book, lets get away from the book. he gets to merriment, and immediately he tweets about the book in theory, then about his own mental state. —— he gets to
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maryland. people are going to start asking what happened, how is your mental health? the sorts of issues are now on the agenda as opposed to being whispered about, which they have been for the past year. what about steve bannon, john? is he still relevant? steve bannon has a start very much in the wane. i thought this was the statement of a man under serious pressure, that he felt the kicks and bruises and punches that he has received since cooperating with michael wolff's book and giving those ill—advised quotes, because it is absolutely falling foul of the tron family. now he has expressed regret, i regret my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding don junior. if you look at the reporting, it looks pretty accurate. he has not withdrawn the statement about a banker that she is as dumb asa about a banker that she is as dumb as a brick. —— about ivanka trump.
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take that in combination with what happened in the alabama senate seat that steve bannon's preferred candidate roy moore went down in flames, and you are seeing a job that has been done on steve bannon. he is eclipsed, it doesn't mean he can't come back, there is a history of donald trump being able to bring people back, but at the moment you would pick up shares in steve bannon for a song. sell, sell, sell! for more on the republican agenda and diversions we arejoined now by ron bonjean, who formerly served as a top press secretary on capitol hill and is now a fellow at georgetown's institute of politics and public service. i looked at the tweets the president sent out this weekend, there were ten. 0nly sent out this weekend, there were ten. only two related to how he was going to make things betterfor the americans. eight were about him and about the book and about what he has done, the genius he is. is that
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clouding your agenda. when you said ten, i thought there would be a lot more! the tweets that he is sending out are going directly to his base, they see this as mental popcorn, they see this as mental popcorn, they love for him to speak off message. in terms of the republican agenda, we have had tax bill pushed into law, it largely has not been sold to the american people because of his many things getting in the way including the book. i would encourage my republican colleagues to start promoting the good things that are happening with this tax reform programme across the country. house and senate leaders met with a president this week and go over their agenda in moving forward, clearly there is a lot of top shelf issues they have two address as well. there is clearly a lock that is good news, the president and the white house could be talking about,
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like the stock market, going to records at the end of last week. unemployment rate is low, they had just passed this tax agenda. but to what extent does the president, when he's reaching out to his base these tweets on suck all the oxygen away from that storyline? clearly it has gotten away from the storyline, that republicans want to push. at the same time, the president felt it necessary to take on this book head—on, and to quote bracket or surrounded with his surrogates and put it to bed. a lot of people have questions about the author michael wolff and his journalistic tendencies on whether or not what he was writing was accurate, clearly there are some passages in the book that seem a little more true than others. when you look at the ones that definitely seem to be false, that definitely seem to be false, that puts a pale on the whole thing. he has addressed it, now it's time to move on, that's old news. we need to move on, that's old news. we need to focus this week on the task ahead. in november, the midterms.
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all the polling and recently results suggest you do face some headwinds. what something the republican party could do this year to improve its chances of doing well in the mid—term elections and holding on to the house? they need to talk about but has happened in this country over the past year, the record they are establishing, the fact there is low unemployment, lots ofjobs now being created that the state of well—being in retail sales numbers are higher, the fact they are taking an isis successfully, all these things show a good state of the country. they will have a lot of opportunities to do that this year. we also have tax day coming up april 15, when people realise they are paying less in taxes that will go a long way. thanks for coming in, happy new year. when we talk about steve bannon, he is not the kind of person that works things back. ——
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walks things back. but he has had to, he might lose critical funding for breitbart, houston ostracised, is that a warning of the power donald trump has two others within the administration? —— he has been ostracised. it's interesting he has not denied the accuracy of what he said, he says some of it is out of context but he is not rowed back his reported remarks in this book, fire and fury. it is unusual for the president to have walked away from a former aid with the degree to which she has. there has been a real hatchet job done she has. there has been a real hatchetjob done on steve bannon over the course of the last 2a hours, by the president himself and his other advisers, stephen mellor who gave an extraordinary interview on american television this weekend, really saying he was disgusted by what steve bannon said. looking back, all the people who left the administration, some under a cloud, the mooch left, john spicer left, and michael flynn the former national security adviser who left,
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you could argue, but a much bigger cloud over him than steve bannon. after those people left, the president tended to say they were good people. he does not ditch the people he has employed. he wants to stand by his record of employing the very best people, so it is remarkable to see the degree to which the white house has turned its ammunition steve bannon and to what steve bannon who hates the idea of apology, saying that as a sign of political weakness, rolling back his position as he has done over the last day. you would think at the moment it in some way quells the wall within the republican party. we shall see. —— the war within. the red carpet of the 75th golden globes was dominated last night by one colour — black. the awards season kicked off with a loud political statement on sexual harassment. stars, men and women, wore black in solidarity with the victims. and who knows maybe we saw the launch of a political career. yes, oprah winfrey stole the show with an impassioned speech on press freedom, the rights of women to equality and a promise of better times ahead. reports from multiple
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sources in the us say she is actively considering a run for the presidency in 2020. here's james cook with more on la's glittering night. the bright lights of hollywood are shining into dark corners, exposing shameful secrets. at the golden globes, they turned the red carpet black to demonstrate it determination to force change. there is no way i am ever going to be in a room and be treated like people have been treated ever again, and not stand up and say i don't agree. the whole reason that was able to take place, like any abuse of power, is silence. meryl streep was one of a number of actresses who arrived with an activist as her guest. we are drawing a thick black line between yesterday and tomorrow, the way things used to be done, the way business used to be done. it is important in our business and it is important in any business that people in power don't get to bully people and especially not bully
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them in a sexual way and get away with it. do you think the industry is changing? yes, it will have to. there is no way it cannot. hurrah! from the moment the ceremony began, the tone was set. good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen. and here are the all—male nominees. natalie portman highlighted the failure of the golden globes to recognise female directors. and star after star gave voice to a movement now known as time's up. oprah winfrey led the charge. for too long women have not been heard and believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. but their time is up. the speech was so powerful, that it fuelled immediate speculation of a run for president.
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the time is up. this all began with the downfall of the mogul who abused his power. the spotlight is now on harvey weinstein's accusers, standing side by side. we have an opportunity to lead nationally and internationally so everyone everywhere can work safely, earned the same money for the same work, and we can finally put sexual harassment in the way past where it should have been a long time ago. is it happening? it is happening. four months ago you could not have dreamed of a night like this. time and again on the red carpet we have heard the same word, and that word is change. the stars walking down here are insisting that this is notjust a moment, this is a process which they say will continue. oprah winfrey made a point of saying the movement launched by hollywood stars was also a movement for women in otherjobs — women
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who work in restaurants and hospitals and engineering. so is this movement spreading to other industries and indeed other countries? and joining us now from new york is zeinab salbi, founder of women for women international. do you see happening what 0prah winfrey says must happen, that waitresses and nurses and people working in regular office buildings are starting to feel the impact of the need to movement? absolutely. -- the need to movement? absolutely. -- the me too movement. are they feeling it is getting better because of the proper citation? —— the publicity? better because of the proper citation? -- the publicity? it is at the beginning, now we are talking about race and class issues, not only because 0prah's speech yesterday which brilliant, but because of her fund just created by several a ctresses
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because of her fund just created by several actresses including natalie portman about defending women's rights across all lines, class and race in all these things, including waitresses and staff members at hotels and all of these things. now the people who talked about it are starting to actually be more inclusive of a larger endemic that it is. you were the founder of an organisation that helps women's rights around the world, what is the impact of this scandal is having in other areas of the world, asia, latin america? how do women then look at what is happening here in the us? i think there are two levels to what's happening, on the one hand eve ryo ne to what's happening, on the one hand everyone is looking at america and is reflecting, they are curious, in the middle east they were saying, we don't understand, a lot of the men saying we don't understand, we want to know what the women are saying. i think it's triggering a lot of men in other countries to ask what is this rage about sexual harassment,
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and making them reflect on themselves. a lot of women are different, if you are a woman's rights activists from another country would say, that's great, it's about time american women are speaking up about their own abuse, it's not only about quote unquote third world women. it depends on all of it, i think it is creating a union, a unity for all women. i hope this unity goes across, as i said, class, race, nationality, culture, all these things. women's rights is all these things. women's rights is a global issue. it's not a cultural issue and it has happened over centuries right now. it's a moment in history that i think i hope all over the world will have a ripple effect. it's a moment in history in america, for sure. is it such a moment that could propel 0prah winfrey to the white house? well, she is the best. but i think that's the wrong discussion right now. it's
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obviously her decision whether she ru ns obviously her decision whether she runs or not. the discussion for me right now is that 0prah opened up the doorfor us to right now is that 0prah opened up the door for us to take this discussion further. how do we send the message we want to send two girls and the younger generation? how do we look at our history and how have we tolerated this, been complacent in allowing sexual abuse to happen to other women, that may have been from underprivileged areas or underprivileged races, classes, and we all looked in the other direction about it. she is actually right now opening the door for another level of discussion beyond what happened in the last three months. if it happened in the last three months, it's about the rich and famous, now she has opened the gate for another level of discussion, a deeper one where we all reflect on our realities. whether she runs for president or not, i personally would love to see that but that's ultimately her decision and it's not the right moment to ask that, it is the right moment to ask that, it is the right moment to ask what she's trying to get us to do and how we speak our
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truth and where are the areas where we have been silenced and where do we have been silenced and where do we need to break that silence right now. it is an amazing speech. what i thought was, there is an intersection here between civil rights which she has played a prominent role in and also women's rights, she brings the two together. she talks about growing up in milwaukee. as you said, she is an example to young girls, she talks about what it was like the hair in the 60s watching sidney poitier take to the stage. she could have the same affect on young girls today. she is a woman who has been abused herself, and had broken her silence and spoke about her views in times when no one spoke about it, definitely not famous tv personalities like herself. she was really a pioneer in every aspect, when i had the privilege of interviewing 0prah, she said when her lawyers knew about herbie is they first told her, do not say anything about it. it took a lot of
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courage for her to break her own silence. —— when her lawyers knew about her abuse. she is not speaking only intellectually about the issues, and she's speaking from an experience of not only fitting that violence but an experience of what it takes, the risks you take, the fear you have, the shame, all feelings when you actually break your silence and start speaking up. she is paving the way and telling us actually, this is not... that moment of rage, lots of people are afraid of rage, lots of people are afraid of this moment of anger because all they see is women's anger. she is telling us, we have to look at it historically, and emotionally. we have to look at it with grace and passion. how to move forward, so our younger generations will not have to go through it, whether they are girls or boys. we have to leave it there, thank you very much. 0prah
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winfrey has very high approval ratings in the us amongst democrats and republicans but a poll in march last year suggests only one in five americans think she should throw her hat into the ring. i was speaking to a senior democratic women here today and she was saying, is this the right than the berra? —— is this the right than the berra? —— is this the right standard—bearer? is america really looking to go from one media starting another, neither with experience, she has no experience in political office, is that really the best person for the democrats to put forward at the moment?” best person for the democrats to put forward at the moment? i think donald trump once said he wanted her as his vice president, didn't he? he has been very common entry about her, let's see if she runs against him. -- there are fears of an environmental disaster in the east china sea, as a tanker continues to leak oil, two days after it hit a cargo ship. chinese officials say the vessel is in danger of exploding and sinking. 0ne body has been recovered but 31 crew members remain missing since the incident happened 257 kilometres off the coast of shanghai.
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the sanchi had left port in the persian gulf, bringing 136 thousand tonnes of oil east. it had passed through the malacca straits and was heading up the east china sea to south korea when the collision happened. robin brant reports. and saturday nights, the fire has burned. dark black smoke feeding off the cargo, of almost a million barrels of oil inside the sanchi. the intense heat and threat of an explosion threatens the operation. it's not clear yet at this stage how the ships collided. all on board we re the ships collided. all on board were rescued, despite damage at the bowl. authorities now fear the oil tanker could explode and sink. the chinese government takes accidents like these very seriously and has already dispatched many search and rescue teams to the scene. even
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though from what we understand, the weather conditions are extremely unfavourable to the rescue work. but china is putting in maximum efforts. shanghai's ports on the busiest in the world, and the coastal waters to the world, and the coastal waters to the east of the city are vast. but in the last decade, china has had a reported collisions similar to this involving foreign ships. the chinese authorities are leading the search and rescue effort but there is help from south korea and the united states. the focus is increasingly turning to the environmental threat to the ocean, about 200 miles off the coast of the city in that direction. with a volume of oil on board, this has the potential to be the worst spill of its kind since 1991. if it sinks, then we are looking at an impact of seepage from this very light crude into the ocean which could last many months. that would mean exclusion zones in terms
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of fishing around the area, and an impact on the local flora and fauna. the last time a tanker lost oil on this scale was the prestige of the coast of spain in 2002. this time it's not the thick black crude oil thatis it's not the thick black crude oil that is causing such problems off the coast of china. this vessel is carrying condensate, a refined form of oil that is far less dense but more explosive. described as a floating bomb, the cargo can be odourless and colourless, which means thejob odourless and colourless, which means the job of trying to see the extent of the spill and trying to contain it is far more difficult. the duke and duchess of cambridge — prince william and catherine have released two new photographs of princess charlotte on her first day at nursery school. the photos were taken by catherine at kensington palace this morning — shortly before two—year—old charlotte left for her first day at the willcocks nursery school in west london.
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i don't know about you, christian, but when my children were two years old and went off to their first day of nursery school they look a com plete of nursery school they look a complete mess, hair all over the place. how do you get children looking perfect? i don't know, i just had to buy newjumper for my son because he had toothpaste all the way down the front. exactly, and you were frazzled, right? maybe only one of those gods, the best thing to hide the stains! —— one of those scarves. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — we find out why women are twice as likely as men to die after suffering the most serious kind of heart attack. and the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie quits her role in a dispute over equal pay — she's accusing the corporation of breaking the law. that's still to come. the great north—south weather divide
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was certainly in operation today and in evidence on the satellite imagery. all this as the great, low cloud keeps things distinctly chilly across the south. northern ireland is clear, snow on the scottish mountains. widespread frost developing, a little less extensive through the night. south easterly winds taking the club for the north. still if you pockets of frost, isolated frost in other parts of western scotland, north—west england and wales. most frost free into a chilly but grey start to tuesday. much of scotland and northern england cloudy, maybe the odd snow grain, frozen drizzle, very misty over the hills. with the south—easterly winds will be sheltered from low cloud by the mountains, particularly the highlands, also the likes of cumbrian fells, lake district and into north—west wales and anglesey.
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sunny spells here. when you get the sunshine, the breeze bouncing over the hills, it could bring down warmer air. maybe even ten or 11 degrees in sunspots, for most another cool day. maybe not as chilly as today, devon, cornwall and hamburg shares some rain in the afternoon. a right to moving east and north through tuesday night and wednesday morning. —— dramatically moving. some bossed around as well, after rains on icy conditions potentially into tuesday morning. a bright start to wednesday. clearing away the low cloud. much more sunshine. 0nly away the low cloud. much more sunshine. only one or two isolated showers. could see some rain linger throughout the east, but for many a brighter day, particularly in the west. temperatures not too bad for the time of year. through wednesday and thursday, low pressure with some
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rain into france. leaves us in an area of high pressure but light wind. nothing much going on. that will lead to some overnight frost and fog patches for the second half of the week. still some brightness on thursday, particularly north and west. a bit grey for some coastal counties of the east, and sunny spells into friday as well. this is beyond 100 days, with me katty kay in washington — christian fraser's in london. our top stories... the fallout over the book fire and fury continues to spread. mr trump insists he's a stable genius while former aide steve bannon says he regrets his remarks. rescue workers trying to reach a burning tanker in the east china sea are being beaten back by toxic clouds. the vessel has been on fire for two days. coming up in the next half hour... the brexiteer—in—chief‘s one—on—one with the eu's chief negotiator — what questions does nigel farage have for michel barnier? why women are more likely than men to die within a year of suffering a heart attack — our medical correspondent has the details. let us know your thoughts by using
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the hashtag #beyond100days. last year the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier invited a number of british politicians to brussels, who were not directly involved in the brexit talks. in october he met with remainers ken clarke, nick clegg and lord adonis. today, it was the turn of the chief brexiteer nigel farage. mr farage was there in his capacity as the co—chair of a eurosceptic group within the european parliament. ahead of the visit he had asked his radio listeners on lbc in london for suggested questions. and these were the three he took to his meeting. how does mr barnier view mass immigration into the eu coming across the mediterranean and elsewhere? what happens to the eu's economy if there's no trade deal with britain? does michel barnier understand why britain voted for brexit? so when we talked to him earlier, i asked mr farage whether mr barnier
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does undertand why britain voted for brexit? does understand why britain voted for brexit? what answers did you get from michel barnier to the three questions posed by your listeners, particularly that one as to whether he understands why britain voted for brexit? well, he said the british people were told a pack of lies, they were told there was £350 million a week for the national health service. i said, well, 0k, do you not understand that, actually, open—door immigration was the key driver that pushed turnout up on the day of the referendum? pushed turnout up on the day of the referendum ? the pushed turnout up on the day of the referendum? the answer, very clearly, was no. he looked at me with some degree in convention. did you talk to him about the no deal scenario? i did. said, look, when it comes to it, you sell us a lot more wine, motorcars, cheese and chocolate and we sell to you. there
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is an annual deficit that averages about 80 billion every single year. isaid, you know, if about 80 billion every single year. i said, you know, if there is to be a free—trade deal so that we can continue to be one of your biggest markets, you, in turn, have to come to an agreement with us on financial services. as soon as i mentioned financial services, the idea of a sensible co—operation, that was the moment in the meeting at which his body language changed. really what he is saying is, for there to be an all—encompassing deal that includes goods and financial services, it will mean that we have to accept the continued free movement of people, it would mean we have to accept the jurisdiction, on an ongoing basis, of the european court ofjustice. what it would mean is that we would not actually believing the european union. i said, not actually believing the european union. isaid, if not actually believing the european union. i said, if that is the line you stick to, what you will find over the course of the next few weeks and months are british businesses saying, hey, let's not waste our time. if a deal is totally
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unobtainable, why don't we go for a quick exit and wto rules? i said that wasn't my ideal scenario, but i suggested it would be european financial houses and european car makers that would be far worse hit than we would. far from certain we are going to walk away with no deal at all, there isjust are going to walk away with no deal at all, there is just as strong possibility that britain is looking for a soft deal, particularly on the irish border issue? regulatory alignment is effectively staying in the single market, isn't it? you are looking at something very different from what you wanted? make no bones about it, one of the driving forces behind this meeting is that i do not think that the government have really picked up the spirit of what 17.4 million people voted for and, in doing so, defying the entire global order. it is very clear what we voted for on that day of the 23rd ofjune 2016. it was to be out of the european union, out of the single market, out of the customs union and out of the jurisdiction of
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the european court ofjustice. i am very unhappy with the concessions we have made in phase one, but i am beginning to think that to move on phase two, to talk about trade, if he is not prepared to give an inch, it begins to feel like we might be wasting our time. but you didn't think you are going to go in and he was given to say, ok, i see, i understand what brexit is about now, we will give you more concessions come that wasn't going to happen? i'll tell you what, firstly, he will understand a bit better that the free movement of people in the european union after ten communist countries joined, that was a driving force. he may not believe me. but on wednesday this week, we have lord digbyjones, the former boss of the cbi, and john longworth, the former boss of the british chamber of commerce, going in to meet him. he
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will learn from those people directly that what i said was not wrong, that actually we reach a point where we will not go on for a deal with a transition and everything else that ultimately is not going to be a grown—up deal. in terms of whether we're going to leave the european union or not, frankly that is irreversible. public opinion is very much more strongly behind it than it was back at the time of the referendum. we are going to leave, but is great. however, if the terms upon which we leave mean, effectively, as cathy said, that we would be in the single market, not officially part of it, regulatory alignment, following the rules, with the european court ofjustice still having a say over eu citizens living in britain, if we leave in britain in name only, that is not good enough. it will be unfinished business and will continue to dominate british politics for decades to come. one thing that nigel farage has got right, and we don't talk about it a lot, that is
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the financial head that europe is going to take. they have been talking about that within the context of the commission, the next budget round once the uk has left. —— the financial hit. jean—claude juncker saying, don't believe brexit is not going to happen, i don't think britain will change its mind. the budget commission says if we are going to put together the budget after 2020, there has to be 50% spending cuts and you have to put in 50% more. they have warned them there will have to be some cuts since a major eu programmes, significant cuts. the european union and european members already facing up and european members already facing up to the fact that without britain, remember, britain is one of the ten member states that pay more into the eu budget than they get out, only france and germany pay more, that is a significant hit two european finances when the uk has left. theresa may has reshuffled her cabinet for the third time since becoming prime minister but the "big beasts" in her team remain in place. the key posts in government are unchanged. philip hammond, boris johnson, david davis and amber rudd all keep theirjobs.
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but there are some other notable changes. let's get the latest from our chief political l7 é tooki if. took" time 55? took" time today, ee took" time today, g: m it reflect the weakness that she has within her own party?|j it reflect the weakness that she has within her own party? i suppose this is the time when most prime minister is the time when most prime minister is have the maximum impact, the maximum power. they can end careers, they can promote others. they never go quite to plan. it is not the first time when there have been tales of post—it notes stuck on walls, one fellow off, the man never got hisjob, the walls, one fellow off, the man never got his job, the wrong walls, one fellow off, the man never got hisjob, the wrong name being given, the wrong person being appointed, all those things have happened. this was going to plan, mainly because there were not many changes. and then suddenly, because they walk up the street in downing street, they go into number 10, the
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press outside and watching, you know how long they are in there for. there was an hour or two were two people, jeremy hunt, the health secretary andy business secretary, they were both in there and nobody came out for ages. turns outjeremy hunt was arguing not to be removed at health secretary, and he seems to have won. he has stayed in thatjob. it is still going on, justine greening, the education secretary, has been in there for almost two and a half hours. there were rumours of her being sacked or moved. there is clearly something going on, a lot of people have been tweeting with suggestions of what is going on. one said they are sitting down and watching a box set, once you start, it is one episode after another. eight two and a half hourjob interview sounds like my idea of hell on earth! the question from the side of the atlantic and other countries around the world would be very simple, does the reshuffle make the prime minister's government more sta ble
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the prime minister's government more stable and strong? the fact that she has not been able to war wanted to move the topjobs, has not been able to war wanted to move the top jobs, if you like, the ones that affect international affairs, borisjohnson, ones that affect international affairs, boris johnson, for example, the foreign secretary, he is still in place. the trade secretary is still there. david davis is in charge of the brexit negotiations. he is still in his post. that is partly because after the general election were theresa may lost the majority for the conservatives, she was weakened. her position has stabilised a little bit. but i think she is still not really able to do what she wants to do. in those terms, there is not going to be any major policy shifts. her idea tomorrow is to promote younger talent in the lower ranks, if you like, to try to change the face of the conservative party and make it a bit more diverse. so far, not everything has been going to plan. health campaigners are calling for women, who have a heart attack, to be given the same treatment options as men, after a major new study revealed differences in care and in mortality rates.
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a decade long study, in sweden, found that women who had the most serious form of heart attack were twice as likely to die than men in the year after the attack. it found they were less likely to receive recommended treatments, like bypass surgery and statins, than male patients — as our medical correspondent, fergus walsh reports. ambulance sirens every minute counts after a heart attack. but too many women are being misdiagnosed and wrongly treated. whenjules conjoice had a heart attack aged just 45, she displayed classic symptoms, but these were initially dismissed by paramedics. 0verwhelming pain in my chest, the pain went up to myjaw, and sort of spread, then it was going down my left arm. and then i had this overwhelming feeling of going to be sick, and this clamminess. the paramedics said, oh, have you got pins and needles? isaid, yeah. she said, i think it's a panic attack. and i remember thinking, this isn't a panic attack.
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this is something more. a new study looked at more than 60,000 women in sweden who had the most serious type of heart attack, when there is a total blockage of one of the major arteries. it found that compared to men they were roughly twice as likely to die from their heart attack within a year. they were less likely to have treatment, to clear blocked arteries, to be prescribed statins or given aspirin. 0ne statistic that may surprise you is that women in the uk are more than twice as likely to die from coronary heart disease than from breast cancer. often it seems women present with unusual symptoms, and researchers say that helps explain why, in the uk, like sweden, they are not always getting the right treatment. women may well present with other symptoms, such as breathlessness, fatigue, palpitations or pain, that is more atypical in nature such as stabbing or sharp.
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and these findings can be misinterpreted, both by the patient and health care professionals. but if more women are to get rapid access to treatment like this, to clear blocked arteries, there needs to be greater awareness that they, like men, are at risk of heart attacks. fergus walsh, bbc news. angela merkel say she is confident she will be able to arrange a coalition to continue to govern. talks between her christian democrats and the social democrats have begun after earlier meetings with a group of smaller parties failed to reach a deal. it is three months since the german election resulted in no overall winner. flooding at new york's jfk airport has created further misery for travellers, many of whom had already faced delays due to recent winter storms. the flood from a burst water main caused major disruption with water pouring from the ceiling and inches
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of water in the arrivals area of terminal 4. the brazilian football player, philippe coutinho, has completed a move from liverpool to barcelona. the deal is reported to be worth over £140 million, that's over $190 million. this is the highest fee barcelona has paid for a player. but fans may have to wait three weeks before coutinho's debut. a thigh injury was identified during his medical. lawyers have been bracing themselves for many divorce cases. apparently many relationships buckle under the added pressures of christmas. i can assure you that christian are not going to have a divorce. that is bringing down the tree, dealing with
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all of those baubles. still to come, why the bbc china editor turned down a $60,000 pay raise to remain in the role. here, some pharmacists at boots are worried that work pressures mean patients could be put at risk. a former manager, who flagged up his concerns about understaffing to the industry regulator before he resigned in 2015, has now spoken publicly for the first time to the bbc‘s inside out programme. boots says it's confident its pharmacies have enough staff. marie ashby reports. boots is one of the country's best—known high street names and the largest pharmacy chain in the uk. it has almost 2,400 stores and provides a crucial nhs service. but some pharmacists at boots are worried that the work pressures they're under could lead to mistakes. two of the pharmacists we spoke to were prepared to be interviewed, as long as their identity was protected. their words are spoken by actors. some days, you would easily describe the team as being at breaking point.
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because, simply, the amount of work that has to be done can't physically get done, safely, and it can't physically get done without either working longer hours or working after the store's closed. mistakes may not be picked up on and that could ultimately lead to somebody possibly dying. we have an industry—leading patient safety record. i am confident that the resources are there to deliver patient care that we have enough staff. greg lawton was a former manager who was involved in patient safety at boots, until he resigned more than two years ago. he reported his concerns about understaffing to the general pharmaceutical council. they told me that they were going to review their inspection model, as a result. they didn't interview a single person. and they concluded that there wasn't any problem at all. just over a year ago, the regulator also told him its investigation found there was no systemic failure by boots to provide adequate staff in its pharmacies. greg, his opinions and his concerns, left the business over two years ago
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and aren't relevant to boots today. the industry regulator is providing more patient safety guidance to community pharmacies later this year. marie ashby, bbc news. you're watching beyond 100 days. the bbc‘s china editor, carrie gracie, has stepped down from the role because of what she's called an "indefensible pay gap between men and women" at the bbc. in an open letter addressed to licence fee payers, carrie gracie — who is remaining at the bbc — accused the corporation of "breaking equality law". a bbc spokesperson says there's "no systemic discrimination against women". here's our media editor amol rajan. chinese once called chairman mao the great helmsman. .. carrie gracie is one of the most respected international editors of her generation. for more than 30 years, she has broadcast about other people, but this time, she is the centre of the story. ms gracie resigned from her
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position as china editor because she is paid less than men who are also international editors. this morning, she presented the today programme on radio 4. it's been very moving, actually... the news of her resignation leaked out online last night. six months after the bbc was forced to reveal the salaries of some highly paid on air staff, ms gracie has been infuriated by the response to her grievance. she was offered a pay rise of £45,000 but declined it, saying equality is what she wants. she would not be drawn on whether she wanted male colleagues to take a pay cut. when i started the china job, i said i will only do this job if i'm paid equally. and injuly 2017, i discovered the enormous gap, that the two men who were international editors were earning 50% more, at least, than the two women who were international editors. the bbc has completed two of the three pay audits it announced last year, and found no evidence
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of discrimination. the final one will report in a matter of weeks. the corporation declined to put anyone up for an interview, but in a statement, they said... the bbc talks about a gender pay gap, but what i'm talking about is not a gender pay gap, where sometimes men and women are in different roles, which explains the differences in pay, what i'm talking about is sex discrimination, which is when men are paid more for doing the same job or a job of equal value. that is illegal. there is tremendous anger among many female staff at all levels of this corporation. senior figures at the bbc say they take this issue very seriously, but many employees have found the process of fighting for equal pay completely unbearable. the salience of this story, however, arises from its implications beyond this
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place, because it's happening in a climate in which many women across several industries say they have suffered injustice and inequality forfar too long. equality legislation doesn't work. we need to make it work. we make it work by forcing companies to be honest, which is still not happening, and by forcing companies to examine their hiring, promotion and parental leave policies. equal pay for equal work is a legal requirement. but who decides what equal work is? ultimately, it's usually the employer. this is what makes tackling gender pay issues so difficult, because obviously, we want people to be treated equally and given equal opportunities in the workplace, but employers also need to have the capacity to offer people flexible payments, bonuses and that kind of thing to reward and incentivise people to do well in theirjob. the bbc‘s public ownership and obligations means it has to set unique standards and face unique scrutiny. with 200 formal complaints in train and the possibility of legal action,
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this story will run and run. amol rajan, bbc news. an american billionaire has announced his redoubling his campaign to remove boldrin from office. john stayer says he will donate another $30 million to the democrat's efforts to regain control of congress. he has already called for the management of the president. ina for the management of the president. in a news briefing, he said he would not stand as a candidate in the 2018 mid—term elections in november. instead, he said he would work to motor —— motivate voters. stockton california was named the most miserable city in the us in 2011. but that has been changing, thanks in part to its 27—year old mayor — the youngest city leader in the country. michael tubbs was born in stockton, but went away
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to stanford university for his education. after graduating he travelled overseas, and even worked in the white house, before tragedy brought him back home. the bbc went to meet him. a very violent day in stockton. five people are dead... in one of stockton's deadliest days on record. stockton stands as the largest us city to declare bankruptcy. there's a lot of love, there's also a lot of pain. my childhood and upbringing is probably the primary reason why i am on the path i am on today. sometimes i pinch myself. like, yo, you're the mayor! especially when it comes to things like problem—solving, why don't they do it like that? why aren't you doing it? you're the mayor! or you can at least call the people that can do it. in stockton, i lived in four out of five hot areas, areas that are currently having a lot of the city's violent crime issues. my father has been
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incarcerated all my life. my mother had me as a teenager. so growing up in poverty, a lot of the things i do policy work on, or research, or read about or speak about, are things that i have lived and felt very viscerally. i had no intention of coming back to stockton when i graduated high school. i spent time in el salvador, i was in dc, working in the white house. there were a lot of options available and stockton wasn't one of them. one of my cousins was murdered in stockton. that kind of shifted the whole paradigm around what it meant to be successful and what it was i wanted to do. today is a really exciting day for the city. we have a venue around heroes park, and this church has been replacing the backboard that was vandalised a couple of months ago. it's a great day in the city. it shows how in stockton it is regular people that are driving a lot of the change. often times, it's hard to convey the amount of work, discipline and sacrifice it takes to get into a position like this, especially if you're
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the first or the youngest. even more so, both. what you think of stockton now? stockton is a city on the rise. i think stockton is the all—american city. it's a place where you can make an impact. my grandmother used to always tell me the scripture, don't despise small beginnings. the lord rejoices in seeing the work begin. i'm personally getting a lot of attention, but i would be so upset if we can't look back four years from now and can't point to things that are better, but for me and my team being here. 27 years old, makes me feel like a total underachiever! i have been out total underachiever! i have been out to see the mayor of compton in california, filming a documentary coming up at the beginning of next month. all around america, you look at the politics of the country nationally, it is pretty dysfunctional. but in every city,
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there are people doing that, turning there are people doing that, turning the lights on, making sure potholes get fixed, moving their cities forward. 0n big issues like climate change, traffic, pollution, it is in cities in america, mayors, states and governors, that is where innovation is happening, not necessarily here in washington. before we go, there is something different about you. something that wasn't there before. i think you can see me? i have had my eyes lasered. for the first time in 17 years, i can read the prompt without glasses. ididn't can read the prompt without glasses. i didn't even know that you were blonde! it is revolutionary. i skipped the clinic on saturday for my checkup. i am such a coward, i would normally do something like that. i got tired of wearing contact lenses in the studio. i got on this machine and she said, five, four, three, two, one, i grimaced for the pain and she said, that's done. no
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pain and she said, that's done. no pain at all. i wish i had done it 15 yea rs pain at all. i wish i had done it 15 years ago. coming up next, ross atkins is here with 0utside source. for viewers in the uk, we will have the latest headlines with clive myrie. we will be back at the same time tomorrow. see you then! good evening. the great north— south where the divide was in operation today and in evidence on the satellite imagery. all this was the grey low cloud that keeps things distinctly chilly across the southern part of the uk. clearer skies in the north, and you can see snow on the scottish mountains. clear skies at the moment, widespread frosts developing. less extensive through the night. low cloud further north. a few pockets of frost into the morning. maybe low as —6 or —7 in highlands of scotland. north—west england and the north—west of wales, mostly frost free into a chilly but grey start. a
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lot of cloud from northern ireland, scotla nd lot of cloud from northern ireland, scotland and northern england, compared with today. the cloud is thick enough for the odd spot of light rain or drizzle. maybe frozen drizzle. misty over the hills. with a south—easterly wind, sun will be sheltered from the low cloud, particularly in the north—west highlands of scotland. maybe also the likes of cumbrian fells, the la ke the likes of cumbrian fells, the lake district and into north—west wales and anglesey. some sunny spells. when you get that sunshine and you have the breeze bouncing over the hills, it could bring down warm air. 0ne over the hills, it could bring down warm air. one two spots, ten or 11 degrees. another cool day, maybe not as chilly as it has been today across the south and south—west, devon, cornwall, pembrokeshire. that will spread across northern ireland and erratically northwards and eastwards a cross and erratically northwards and eastwards across many parts during tuesday night and into wednesday morning. clearing skies in the west later on. some frost around as well. after rain earlier in the night, icy conditions potentially into wednesday morning. a bright start to
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wednesday. we will have cleared away some of that low cloud. 0nly wednesday. we will have cleared away some of that low cloud. only one two isolated showers through the day. a grey day across eastern counties of england, particularly from norfolk towards county durham and he sighed. there could be some rain lingering drought. as i said, for many, a brighter day, particularly in the west. temperatures not faring too bad for this time of year. through wednesday night ended to thursday, an area of low pressure with some rain. it leaves us in an area of high pressure, but light wind. nothing much going on. that will lead to overnight frost and fog patches for the second half of the week becoming an issue. some brighter weather, particularly on thursday to the north and west. still grey for some counties of eastern england and sunny spells into friday. this is bbc news. the headlines. justine greening has left the
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government. she's turned down a job at the department of work and pensions. karen bradley becomes northern ireland secretary and matt hancock replaces her as culture secretary. despite ringing some changes, the prime minister has decided to keep faith with those already in key cabinet posts. a couple who met on a muslim dating site have been found guilty of planning a terror attack in the uk. the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie has quit her role over equal pay saying she couldn't collude with an unfair pay structure. at the start of his trial, the former football coach barry bennell pleads guilty to seven child sex offences against boys
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